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Hikone Castle

1-1 Konkicho, Hikone 522-0061, Shiga Prefecture
+81 749-22-2742
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“day trip” (13 reviews)
“steep stairs” (11 reviews)
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1-1 Konkicho, Hikone 522-0061, Shiga Prefecture
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"day trip"
in 13 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 11 reviews
"national treasure"
in 7 reviews
"top floor"
in 4 reviews
"biwa lake"
in 5 reviews
"during cherry blossom season"
in 3 reviews
"edo period"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"foreign visitors"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"train station"
in 4 reviews
"original condition"
in 3 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 3 reviews
"plastic bag"
in 3 reviews
"stone steps"
in 3 reviews
"japanese history"
in 2 reviews
"early morning"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend who lives an hour away took me here and we spent an entire afternoon in the castle and museum. There is a lot to see and it is well worth a visit. A lot of walking is involved, but the views are worth...More

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Everybody was so tired and cannot (or wouldnt want to) get up and start the day early, so I decided to keep going with the plan and start early. It was a nice 1 hour train from Kyoto, and an easy walk from the station...More

Thank fr4nc1sc4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to climb to the top of the hill, about 800 steps. It is worth a visit if you are in the area, but it's not as interesting as many of the castles in other cities.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little concerned about going to Hikone based on some of the reviews but so happy we did. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Hikone and it’s castle. Arrived at train station and walked the 10-15 minutes to castle (you can’t miss it - you...More

Thank Becky D
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

It was during a Hong Kong Michelin Tour Meet-up that we visited this castle in an early morning. Since we stayed in Hotel Boston Plaza, it's just a few train stops from here. This is an important castle in the Japanese history. The Samurai stationed...More

Thank HKMichelinTour
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The castle is a Japanese Edo period castle. Only 12 left in Japan and this is also listed as a national treasure. You can understand the smart design and engineering building this castle. It's not so crowded as well.

Thank Pei Qin H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Hikone Castle is a beautiful place which is a Japanese Edo-period castle in the city of Hikone and the most significant historical building in Shiga. This is one of the original castles in Japan.

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We wanted to see an original Jaoanese castle. Many have burnt down or been turned into museums and we saw Hikone is original. All the reviews sort of dismissed it as it is small, so we didn't expect much. Although only three levels high it...More

Thank Carl H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

As the castle is built on top of a hill, visitors need to be prepared to walk and climb the stairs that lead to the castle itself. However, you will be rewarded with the beautiful scenery surrounding the area. The castle park is also beautiful...More

Thank Lowpuisee
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Nicely preserved. One of few original castles and Hikone castle is among 5 castles designated as National Treasures. You need to take off your shoes and carry it around in a plastic bag which is provided. The steps leading to the top are very steep....More

Thank DYA717
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